Asif Ali of Pakistan and Fareed Ahmed of Afghanistan were each penalized 25% of their match fees on Thursday as a result of their on-field altercation during their Asia Cup Super 4 match.
The pair received a penalty for violating Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the Wednesday match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The two were penalised for a fight that broke out following the fifth delivery of the 19th over.
Ali violated Article 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which prohibits “using a gesture that is vulgar, abusive, or derogatory during an International Match,” according to a statement from the ICC.
Article 2.1.12, which deals with “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match,” was determined to have been broken by Fareed.
In the end, Pakistan prevailed, with Naseem Shah emerging as the game’s unlikely hero with the bat.
Naseem smashed two huge sixes off the first two deliveries against Fazhalhaq Farooqi as Pakistan won the match with four deliveries left after needing 11 off the last over and holding a one-wicket advantage.
As a result, India and Afghanistan were eliminated from the Super Four round, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka advanced to the Asia Cup final.